Josef Melichar is a Czech defenseman on the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Melichar was drafted in 1997 by the Pittsburgh Penguins and joined them in 2000. After debuting with the Penguins in 2000-01, Melichar struggled through the next two seasons with shoulder problems. He played 82 games in 2003-04, however, and upon returning from the lockout, set career highs with 12 assists and 15 points. He spent 2007-08 in Europe, playing with Ceske Budejovice and Linkopings. He signed with Carolina in 2008, and was traded to Tampa Bay at the 2009 trade deadline.

Team Tampa Bay Lightning Tampa Bay Lightning
Position Defence
Born 20 Jan 1979
Nationality Czech Republic Czech Republic
Team History
Tampa Bay Lightning Lightning 2009 - present
Carolina Hurricanes Carolina Hurricanes 2008 - 2009
Linkopings HC Linkopings 2007 - 2008
Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh Penguins 2000 - 2007
HC Ceske Budejovice HC Ceske Budejovice 2007

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